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Small practices keep more patients out of the hospital, study finds

August 26, 2014

The healthcare industry often considers small physician practices the underdogs when it comes to having the resources to put robust systems into place, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that offices with fewer doctors provide higher-quality care.

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Use of a Flexible Implant and Bioabsorbable Anchor for Deltoid Rupture Repair in Bimalleolar Equivalent Weber B Ankle Fractures

August 14, 2014

More here: Use of a Flexible Implant and Bioabsorbable Anchor for Deltoid Rupture Repair in Bimalleolar Equivalent Weber B Ankle Fractures

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Minimally Invasive Early Operative Treatment of Progressive Foot and Ankle Deformity Associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

August 14, 2014

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Loss of sensation in the feet of diabetes patients linked to cardiovascular disease, say researchers

August 12, 2014

Experts have discovered that loss of sensation in the feet, a result of diabetes, may be a predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and strokes. Diabetes, which affects 3.7 million people in the U.K., can cause damage to a person’s blood vessels and nerves, especially if their blood sugar is poorly controlled, leading to poor circulation and loss of sensation in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy.

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How to make online reviews work for you

August 12, 2014

Online review sites are problematic for physicians in many ways, from providing consumers with a skewed representation of a practice to outwardly fraudulent posts. In most cases, physicians have little recourse for combating potentially damaging posts, so they must actively solicit enough positive feedback to overshadow the bad.

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Infectious Spondylodiscitis, Epidural Phlegmon, and Psoas Abscess Complicating Diabetic Foot Infection: A Case Report

August 12, 2014

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Some patients opt for toe lengthening surgery

August 5, 2014

It’s a condition that affects up to one in every 2000 people, but few have ever heard of it. Brachymetatarsia happens when there is a growth disturbance in a bone in the foot

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Maybe there’s not a doctor shortage, after all

August 5, 2014

For years, medical schools have been sounding the alarm that the United States is facing a doctor shortage — that we don’t have enough providers for the population we have now, and we certainly won’t have enough once Obamacare is in full force. But according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine, a nonprofit that is hugely influential in the health care world, those fears may be overblown. Their analysis finds “no credible evidence” that a doctor shortage actually exists.

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Does telemedicine help or hurt the doc-patient relationship?

August 5, 2014

As the role of telemedicine expands, not all doctors believe that the movement is good for their relationships with patients.

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